With a one off open challenge meeting at their Kidderminster circuit, Wilden MXC playing host to East Kent SSC kicked off the 2013/14 Maximum Group sponsored winter season.
Recently revamped by Justin Barclay all were keen to give the new lay out a good thrash – and claiming first blood through the impressive new twists and turns was local 65cc ace Robbie Scott. Scott getting the better of Harrison McCann as heats two and three went the way of feisty Kent runner Kayden Algar, All totalled Algar won the overall by a single point with Scott in second.
In the small wheel 85s despite having to come from the back in all three heats Dane Reeves going 1-1-4 proved the ultimate speedy master. Charlie Kent nailed all three hole shots and holding on for the win third time around Kent took a creditable second overall. Three hard charging rides coming from both James Bates (3-2-2) and Jack Wankling (4-3-3) rewarded them with third and fourth respectively.
Jordan Wright was another who fought his way through to gain ultimate success – this time in the BW85’s as Jordan pocketed a really impressive clean sweep. Going 3-3-2 Joe Cadwallader made second his own as Jamie Osbourne took third with 2-4-3.
As one the youngest in the section and riding a 125cc two stroke Ethan Gatenby had his work cut out in the youth Rookie section. Gatenby opened up with a 1-2 as Kyle Lane (3-1) and Jack Seabourne (2-3) made for the main competition heading into heat three. With both Lane and Seabourne posting a no score third time out the heat win easily went to Gatenby along with a well deserved overall.
In the Open two stroke races Scott Aldridge showed he had lost little of his skill or desire to win as he piloted a KTM enduro machine to a resounding overall success. Race one won by Tom Johnson with Aldridge in second was a close fought affair but following this the day belonged to the Enduro man as he then went 1-1. Johnson followed up with a full on 2-2 going home with a clear cut second overall. Tim James with a couple of thirds as best finished in section bronze.
Jordan Pyne laying down winning shows in heats one and three was in a class of his own in the Adult Inters – but a race two prang meant he had to work his socks off getting back into that particular race. At the end of the day though all was worth it as he claimed a well deserved overall. Ben Burns scooped the race two win with Jack Vincent ending the day best of the rest in second overall.
In the top of the shop adult Experts it always was going to be a tall order getting the better of Ashley Wilde – and as hard as Oliver Sandford Smith and Gavin Stevenson tried fast starting Wilde had all the answers. Three clear cut wins for the Manchester Extreme pilot as Sandford Smith went 2-3-2 for second with Stevenson in third carding 3-2-3.
On the small track three mighty atoms dominated proceedings headed by four times race winner Aidan Monks as he made off with the win in the Auto Experts. Doing almost as well Alfie Davies and Max Lewis carded three wins and a second each as they won the novice section of the Autos and 65s respectively. In the Wilden verses East Kent challenge featuring some 34 of the 250 riders on show East Kent ran out as narrow victors.